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Jul 27, 2021 8:26 AM CST
Name: Ian McBeth
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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I've been looking over my iris wish list and so far I have 50 total, narrowed it down to 10 that I really want to purchase.

1. 'Pink Opal'

2. 'Bonanza'

3. 'I Love Lace'

4. 'Accent'

5. 'Beyond Borders'

6. 'Galicia'

7. 'Side Line' the NGA database photo for this iris is a little pixelated
here's a better photo from Schreiner's
https://www.schreinersgardens....

8. 'Jamaican Dream'

9. 'Decadence'

10. 'Dynamite'
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Jul 27, 2021 9:19 AM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
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Ian, I have Dynamite, and it turned out to be exactly the same color as the red pygmy barberry planted just a few feet away from it. What a perfect match!
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
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Jul 27, 2021 12:07 PM CST
Name: Ian McBeth
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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Daisy, that is a perfect match. I have red grape vines at home and I may plant 'Dynamite' near it. I'm only getting 'Dynamite' because I've always wanted a red bearded iris.
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Jul 27, 2021 12:59 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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Another great red TB is Royalston Rubies.
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Jul 27, 2021 1:06 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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irisarian said:Another great red TB is Royalston Rubies.



This one, Lucy?
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Jul 27, 2021 3:28 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
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Royston Rubies is one to watch. In the 2019 Tall Bearded Symposium popularity poll it didn't place in the top 100 at all. Now the results of the 2020 TBS poll show it has suddenly zoomed up to #54! The only red self ranked higher than that is Lady Friend. But Lady Friend has been around since 1981. By contrast Royston Rubies was only introduced in 2017. I'm guessing it may overtake Lady Friend at the rate it's zooming up the chart.

The last one that made that sort of dramatic zoom was Absolute Treasure, and we know how wonderful that one turned out to be! (Oops, Black Lipstick made a similar zoom in 2019. I'm watching that one, too, but it stopped zooming in 2020 and actually dropped down from #51 to #54. )

If Royston Rubies climbs even more in the 2021 poll, I just might have to buy it.
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
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Jul 27, 2021 7:47 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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There are many on my want list. Here are just a few I hope to order in 2022:

Two color phases of Ampersand (Donald Spoon):




Lovely looking BB by Donald Spoon:


Chuck Chapman's Forever Royal (Have been trying to get this from Chuck who is in Canada, but shipments from Canada has been difficult/expensive due to Covid restrictions. Crossing Fingers! for next year!):



Hugh Stout's 2019 IB intro Novia (Spanish for "girlfriend"):
https://wiki.irises.org/Ib/IbN...


Next year I will have to eliminate some cultivars, as I think I've about reached my limit as to how many I can manage! Sticking tongue out
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Jul 27, 2021 7:57 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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RR is a great plant.
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Jul 27, 2021 8:46 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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Laurie ~ Novia is very pretty! I hope you are able to get it.

https://wiki.irises.org/Ib/IbN...
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Jul 28, 2021 1:07 AM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
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I agree Novia I agree
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Jul 28, 2021 6:31 PM CST
Name: Ian McBeth
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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Laurie, I do like how pretty 'Novia' is, and 'Garden Butterflies', 'Forever Royal' are pretty too. I'd plant all 3 of them in the same flower bed together. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Jul 30, 2021 5:31 PM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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These are the irises I am considering at the moment.






Coffee Boy
https://www.sunshineiris.com.a...
Mysticano (I don't think this one is available in Australia)
https://wiki.irises.org/TbKthr...
Blonde Response
https://wiki.irises.org/TbAthr...
Anytime Now
https://www.rainbowridgenurser...
Something yellow that hasn't been chosen yet.
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Aug 1, 2021 8:38 AM CST
Name: Ian McBeth
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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'Catch the Fever' is very pretty. Lovey dubby

EDIT: 'Blond Response' is also a beauty.
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Aug 1, 2021 6:57 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Anytime Now Lovey dubby
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Aug 1, 2021 7:08 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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lauriemorningglory said:Anytime Now Lovey dubby



Oh yes! Lovey dubby Hurray!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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